Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Everything's Amazing But Nobody's Happy
Isn't it amazing how capitalism has allowed technology and prosperity to spread to the masses and yet no one seems happy. When I was a kid the pace innovation seems glacially slow compared to today, but I can remember how thrilled I was to watch color TV for the first time, to see the blue and white uniforms of my beloved Baltimore Colts as they marched down the field to score another touchdown. People today have no clue just how lucky they are. We don't even need to carry cash in our wallets to buy every little thing our heart desires. And maybe there is a downside to this. Because it is so easy to acquire things today, all those tiny, miraculous machines, we have little appreciation of these minor miracles that make up our everyday lives, these inventions that were not even a glimmer of thought in someone's mind twenty or thirty years ago.